Short Back and Sides: Tales From an Irish Barber Shop

By Peter Quinn

Peter Quinn is a Dublin barber with a prepared ear for a superb tale. This quirky choice of exchanges together with his consumers variety from humorous to eye starting, masking every little thing from the elements and the financial system to the autumn of the church and the spiralling fee of NAMA. but every one story is as person because the shopper and his hairstyle.

Customer: “Soccer won't ever take off in the USA; it’s simply not likely to happen!”
Barber: “I heard a quote in a film “Americans won't ever embody soccer!”"
Customer: “Who stated that?”
Barber: “Homer Simpson within the Simpsons Movie!”

Female Barber: (approaching a consumer within the ready region) “you know how you usually supply me a fiver tip?”
Customer: (A little shocked) “Yea?”
Female Barber: “Well may there be any likelihood i may get an improve, it’s only one of the women goes out for our sandwiches and i've no money!”

Customer: “I’m a clear wall upkeep engineer.”
Barber: “What is that?”
Customer: “I fresh the home windows on the airport”

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Downtown Owl: A Novel

By Chuck Klosterman

Ny occasions bestselling writer and “oneofAmerica’stop cultural critics” (Entertainment Weekly) Chuck Klosterman’s debut novel brilliantly captures the appeal and dread of small city life—now to be had in exchange paperback. someplace in rural North Dakota, there's a fictional city known as Owl. They don’t have cable. They don’t particularly have popular culture, yet they do have grain costs and alcoholism. humans work flat out after which they die. yet that’s now not approximately as lousy because it sounds; actually, occasionally it’s ideal. Mitch Hrlicka lives in Owl. He performs highschool soccer and concerns approximately his weirdness, or lack thereof. Julia Rabia simply moved to Owl. A heritage instructor, she will get unfastened booze and falls in love with a self-loathing bison farmer. Widower and native conversationalist Horace Jones has resided in Owl for seventy-three years. all of them comprehend one another thoroughly, other than that they’ve by no means met. but if a perilous snow fall— according to a precise hurricane that happened in 1984—hits the world, their lives are derailed in unex- pected and robust methods. An unpretentious, darkly comedic tale of ways it feels to exist in a group the place neighborhood mythology and violent fact are pretty well a similar factor, Downtown Owl is “a pleasurable personality examine and moves an ideal stability among the humorous and the professional- discovered” (Publishers Weekly).

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More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

By Jen Campbell

Client (holding up a book): What’s this? the key backyard? good, it’s no longer so mystery now, is it, on the grounds that they bloody good wrote a publication approximately it!

Weird issues buyers Say in Bookshops was once a Sunday occasions bestseller, and will be chanced on displayed on book shop counters up and down the rustic. The reaction to the ebook from booksellers world wide has been one in all heartfelt contract: it can look that consumers are announcing strange issues all over - from requesting books with pictures of Jesus in them, to looking for the simplest horse owner’s handbook that has an in depth bankruptcy on unicorns.

Customer: I had any such weigh down on Captain Hook while i used to be more youthful. Do you're thinking that this suggests i've got unresolved issues?

More bizarre issues buyers Say in Bookshops has but extra stories from the antiquarian book shop the place Jen Campbell works, and encompasses a number of ‘Weird Things...’ despatched in from different booksellers the world over. The booklet is illustrated by means of the BAFTA successful Brothers McLeod.

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Sh*t My Dad Says

By Justin Halpern

After being dumped through his longtime female friend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern chanced on himself dwelling at domestic together with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who's "like Socrates, yet angrier, and with worse hair," hasn't ever minced phrases, and while Justin moved again domestic, he started to list all of the ridiculous issues his dad acknowledged to him:

"That lady was once attractive. . . . from your league? Son, permit girls determine why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them."

"Do humans your age know the way to brush their hair? It feels like squirrels crawled on their heads and began fucking."

"The worst factor you may be is a liar. . . . ok, tremendous, certain, the worst factor you will be is a Nazi, yet then quantity is liar. Nazi one, liar two."

greater than 1000000 humans now keep on with Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter, and during this e-book, his son weaves a brilliantly humorous, touching coming-of-age memoir round the better of his prices. An all-American tale that unfolds at the Little League box, in Denny's, in the course of excruciating relations highway journeys, and, most often, within the Halperns' kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, actual portrait of a father-son courting from a big new comedian voice.

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An Object of Beauty: A Novel

By Steve Martin

Lacey Yeager is younger, attractive, and impressive sufficient to take the NYC artwork international via typhoon. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to maintain hiking the social and occupation ladders placed earlier than her, Lacey charms women and men, young and old, wealthy or even richer along with her magnetic aura and liveliness. Her ascension to the top ranges of town parallel the hovering heights--and, from time to time, the darkish lows--of the artwork global and the rustic from the overdue Nineties via this day.

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The Hallelujah Side: A Novel

By Rhoda Huffey

“It were a moment Coming sky all day, which intended they could be in heaven by way of this evening.”
 
So starts the uproarious and smooth story of Roxanne Fish, daughter of Sister Zelda Fish and Pastor Winston Fish of the 1st meeting of God Church of Ames, Iowa, who think fervently within the approaching go back of Jesus to take the Christians as much as heaven. The Fishes’ older daughter, Colleen, desires no a part of their exuberant religion (“Where are you going, younger lady?” “To locate my real family!”), yet Roxy longs to be stored while she fears her sinful wants, similar to marrying Elvis Presley while she grows up. If she grows up.
Roxy lives in a global populated by means of angels with blue noses and demons who keep on with her round whispering “God doesn’t like you.” And sinners, sinners far and wide, simply identifiable by means of their make-up and capri pants and information of tv courses. Her soul’s trip via this depraved international to her personal specific salvation—with an support from the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin—is unforgettable.
Rhoda Huffey’s affection for her characters shines in each line. She handles huge topics with a yes hand, ideal comedian timing, and an utter originality that make The Hallelujah aspect a joy.

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A Piano in the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains

By Tony Hawks

Inspired through breathtaking perspectives and romantic fantasies of discovering love within the mountains, Tony Hawks swiftly buys an idyllic condominium within the French Pyrenees. And the following, he imagines, he'll eventually satisfy his adolescence delusion of gaining knowledge of the piano, the entire whereas overlooking outstanding perspectives because the issues of the area move him via overlooked. even though, Tony’s hopelessly ill-prepared stumbling into the realm of in a foreign country homeownership could be top learn as an invaluable guide of the way to not move approximately procuring a home overseas. He flirts with the relocating corporation in a disastrous try to take his piano over to France in a dodgy white van; foolishly makes an attempt to construct a swimming pool himself; and takes his event of relationships to a brand new point whilst he reveals himself cohabiting no longer with the anticipated appealing French girl, yet together with his outdated blood brother Ron the builder. but as Tony and his small staff of neighbors haplessly try and combine themselves into neighborhood village lifestyles, they research extra approximately themselves and every except they ever proposal possible.

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Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)

By P. G. Wodehouse

A Gentleman of rest is a comic book novel devoted to Douglas Fairbanks--who starred within the movie model; in scorching Water, J. Wellington Gedge is the fellow who has everything--but reveals himself stuck in a sequence of foreign occasions. summer time Moonshine includes a sophisticated love quadrangle and what's most likely the ugliest domestic in England; and stick with it, Jeeves is a suite of news within which Jeeves the cost and a well-recognized bevy of people attract him to unravel their difficulties.

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How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide

By Meghan Doherty

At the one hand, not anyone desires to be a dick. nevertheless, dicks are far and wide! They minimize in line, speak in the back of our backs, recline into our seats, or even have the facility to morph into trolls on-line. Their powers are awesome, yet with a bit foresight and thoughtfulness, we will be able to take a stand opposed to dickishness this present day. How to not Be a Dick is filled with sincere and easy suggestion, however it additionally contains playful illustrations displaying well-meaning (but no longer continually good behaved) kids as they confront moments of power dickishness of their daily lives. occasionally they falter, occasionally they triumph, yet they regularly search to discover a greater means. And with their support, you may also.

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